Ute Pipeline Project Community Meeting

Published 07/25 2013 05:12PM

Updated 07/26 2013 12:10PM

CLOVIS -- Hundreds of people came out to hear more about the Ute Pipeline project this morning.

As you know, the ute pipeline would pump water from ute lake into the clovis area.

It's been controversial for several years. People against the pipeline say they want minimum lake levels maintained, but supporters of the pipeline say the pump will have a minimal impact.

They also say it's something the area needs.

Once the Ute pipeline is finished, it'll cost more than $500-million.

The Federal Government will pick up 75-percent of the cost, 15-percent will be paid for by the state and the remaining 10-percent will be paid for by cities that will be getting the water from the pipeline.

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